backstage@theopera: The TDO Newsletter

September 20, 2012

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Featured Events

For more information, see our events calendar!

Wed 9/26 12p
brownbags@theopera with Travis McGuire

Sat 10/6 12p
Saturday Afternoon at the Opera on WRR

Sun 10/7 2p
Laura Claycomb at DMA
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Tue 10/9 6:30p
Conversations with Keith

Wed 10/10 12p
brownbags@theopera with Zach Hess

Sat 10/13 12p
Saturday Afternoon at the Opera on WRR

Sat 10/13 TBD
Inside TDO on WRR 101.1 FM

Sat 10/20 11:30a
“Pursuits of Passion” Season Preview Day & Meet Your Seat

Sat 10/20 12p
Saturday Afternoon at the Opera on WRR

Thank you!

On behalf of the thousands of children and families who benefit from TDO Education and Outreach Programs, thank you very much for your donation as part of North Texas Giving Day to The Dallas Opera through the Communities Foundation of Texas.

We received a record number of donors participating this year. We really do have the most amazing friends.

We sincerely appreciate this contribution and the support you have shown to the community and The Dallas Opera.

Thank you so much!

Megan’s Musings

Vol. 12: Jonathan Yarrington

moderated by Megan Meister

This month, I am sitting down with Jonathan Yarrington, who starred in our Family Performances of Bizet's Doctor Miracle. Jonathan is also making his mainstage debut as the Messenger in Aida. Aida opens on Friday, October 26, and single tickets are now on sale.

Listen on our blog >

New 2-Opera Ticket Packages

Build your own 2-opera ticket package!

Tickets to Turandot and The Aspern Papers don’t go on sale until November 14th, but now you can choose any two operas from the Pursuits of Passion season and create your own custom subscription. Choose any combination of Aida, Turandot and The Aspern Papers.

Plus, 2-opera ticket packages come with great subscription benefits: ticket exchange privileges, 20% discount on single tickets, preferred seating at family performances, and priority access at TDO educational and social events!

From the Desk of TDO's Artistic Director

Glimmerglass, Part III

by TDO Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

Yesterday was a busy but rewarding day, starting in the morning with auditions with the rest of the apprentice artists.

There were many colleagues joining me at Glimmerglass this weekend, and these auditions were attended by representatives from several artists’ managements, schools of music and various opera companies.

There were two very interesting singers, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Lauricella (whose audition was interrupted by a fire alarm going off but she seemed unphased by the disruption) and a young baritone from Texas, John Boehr.

Read more on our blog >

Quote of the Week

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”

George Bernard Shaw

Kids Quote

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple; that's creativity.”

Charles Mingus


The Rabbit of Seville


Enjoy this signature look from designer Nicolas Villalba who is one of the designers for our FIRST NIGHT event on October 26th. Will you be watching the red carpet go by when Nicolas' amazing dress walks by?

Join the fun on our Facebook page >

Facebook Question of the Week

What is your favorite requiem?

“We can say it this way - is there a requiem other than Mozart's?”

“Verdi & Faure are tied for first place, followed by Mozart.”

“Any that is not being sung for me.”

“Requiem for a Dream ... no, wait, that's a movie.”

Join the fun on our Facebook page! >

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